View Single Post
Unread 03-02-2018, 06:52 PM
123Kidd's Avatar
123Kidd 123Kidd is offline
Low Minors
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 134
Default April 1987 Wrap-Up

April 1987 Write-Up

The Top 5 Promotions:


World Wrestling Federation

Size: National

Cash: $21,303,659

Figurehead: Hulk Hogan


WWF World Heavyweight: Hulk Hogan (1st Reign)

WWF Intercontinental: Ricky Steamboat (1st Reign)

WWF World Tag Team: The Hart Foundation (1st Reign)(Bret Hart 1, Jim Neidhart 1)

WWF Women's: Velvet McIntyre (2nd reign)

The Big Event: The Big Event 1987

Attendance: 20,000 (Sold-Out)

Main Event: Hulk Hogan Def. King King Bundy to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship (B, 78)

Match of the Night: Jake Roberts went to a double count-out with Randy Savage. (B+, 87)

Overall Show Rating: B+, 87

Other News:

New Signings: Marty Jannetty, Robert Gibson, Ricky Morton, Mike Rotundo, Ashley Cartier and Mick Foley

Departures: Junkyard Dog

Financial Status: $337,122 GAIN.


New Japan Pro-Wrestling

Size: Cult

Cash: $4,970,165

Figurehead: Antonio Inoki


IWGP Heavyweight: Masa Saito (1st Reign)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight: Shiro Koshinaka

IWGP Tag Team: Kimura & Fujinami (3rd Reign)(Tatsumi Fujinami 3, Kengo Kimura 3)

The Big Event: N/A

Attendance: N/A

Main Event: N/A

Match of the Night: N/A

Overall Show Rating: N/A

Other News:

New Signings: Konnan, Scott Hall, Dr. Wagner Jr, Bad News Allen, Buzz Sawyer, Killer Khan, Ryuma Go, Yoshihiro Asai

Departures: N/A

Financial Status: $11,368 LOSS


Jim Crockett Promotions

Size: Cult

Cash: $5,411,462

Figurehead: Ric Flair


NWA World Heavyweight: Ric Flair (6th Reign)

NWA United States Heavyweight: Rocky King (1st Reign)

NWA World Television: Tully Blanchard (3rd Reign)

NWA World Junior Heavyweight: Denny Brown (3rd Reign)

NWA World Tag Team: Awesome Twosome (1st Reign)
(Rick Rude 1, Manny Fernandez 2)

NWA United States Tag Team: Ron Garvin (1st Reign) & Barry Windham (1st Reign)

NWA World Six-Man Tag Team: Dusty Rhodes (1st Reign) & The Road Warriors (1st Reign)

NWA World Women's: Linda Dallas (1st Reign)

The Big Event: Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup 1987

Attendance: 19,355

Main Event: The Road Warriors Def. The Rock 'N Express to become winners of the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup (B-, 75)

Match of the Night: Barry Windham Def. Arn Anderson (B, 82)

Overall Show Rating: B-, 75

Other News:

New Signings: N/A

Departures: Mike Rotundo, Robert Gibson, Ricky Morton

Financial Status: $193,018 GAIN


All Japan Pro-Wrestling

Size: Cult

Cash: $9,287,601

Figurehead: Riki Choshu


NWA International: Jumbo Tsuruta (2nd Reign)

NWA United National: Genichiro Tenryu (2nd Reign)

PWF World Heavyweight: Riki Choshu (1st Reign)

AJPW Junior Heavyweight: Masanobu Fuchi (1st Reign)

NWA International Tag Team: Kakuryu(2nd Reign) (Tenryu 2, Tsuruta 8)

PWF World Tag Team: Footloose (1st Reign) (Toshiaki Kawada 1, Samson Fuyuki 1)

AJPW All-Asia Tag Team: Vacant

The Big Event: Champion Carnival 1987

Attendance: 13,000

Main Event & Match of the Night: Riki Choshu Def. Terry Funk to retain the PWF World Heavyweight Championship (A+,97)

Overall Show Rating: B+ (86)

Other News:

New Signings: N/A

Departures: N/A

Financial Status: $174,268 LOSS


American Wrestling Association

Size: Cult

Cash: $2,611,454

Figurehead: Curt Hennig


AWA World Heavyweight: Nick Bockwinkel (6th Reign)

AWA World Tag Team: The Midnight Express (1st Reign)

AWA World Women's: Sherri Martel (3rd Reign)

AWA Light Heavyweight: Vacant

The Big Event: AWA April Supercard 1987

Attendance: 15,182

Main Event & Match of the Night: Nick Bockwinkel Def. Wahoo McDaniel to retain the AWA World Heavyweight Championship (B+,88)

Overall Show Rating: B- (74)

Other News:

New Signings: Vicki Williams

Departures: Mick Foley & Marty Jannetty

Financial Status:$ 174,268 LOSS

Other Industry News:

Deaths:Bruno Sammartino (A. 51)

Retirements: Freddie Blassie, Lou Thesz

New Workers: Yoshihiro Asai, Akira Katayama, Mike Roselli, Randy Tyler, Bull Pain
Reply With Quote